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Poster: 2muchtv Date: Aug 2, 2004 4:48pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Volition

[Quote]...the repetition struck me as both artless and a bit creepy...[Quote]

One of the most fascinating aspects of the film, in my opinion. Today, we find the scene to be droll in the extreme, yet at the time the film maker felt it was the best way to present the subject. Was it because of the fragile nature of the male psyche of the time? The sense that a woman had to be powerless to be attractive? Did the film maker fear that if the woman removed her top herself the audience would become fearful of the woman character exerting control over her own state of dress? Would the film had been less titillating to it's intended audience?

To me, the movie is a fascinating insight into the tensions that existed at the time between man, woman, society and power, and a great addition to he archives.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Aug 3, 2004 2:08am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Volition

A good filmmaker would have taken multiple shots of the bikini top coming off, and picked the best one. A fetishist just wants to see it happen again and again. Hence the artlessness and the skin-crawling factor.